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of the deal by extending the debt ceiling. because they wanted to make the democrats vote on a budget. lou: how can so many members of our senate continued to spend whatever and the like they have on these procedural maneuvers. >> that is basically what the senate does. >> there i go. >> constituency to get the house and the senate together. no presidential leadership yet for a grand bargain. no sense that we can reform the tax system and entitlements. perform defense and have a rational rational and reasonable defense. >> why in the world is the president of the united states not moving forward with a budget that would be a blueprint to resolving those proposals? >> the words that seem to be operative here are cowardice or opportunism. it has to be one of the two. >> to do the wrong thing continually is not the act of a coward. lou: are you saying that the president is incapable of doing the right thing? >> i'm comparing how talented this man is. >> why doesn't he apply that? >> you know, that turns out to be laughable. the odds are empirically before him. you know, that is just unreasona
these constant crises, the , so that made another issue. and now we have the debt ceiling and on and on and on. it never ends. people get concerned. you look at consumer confidence, and it has since passed continued to decline. a function of not knowing what is going on in the we shouldr, i guess say, in the government, in terms of what they're doing with budget and taxes and everything else. host: we will talk with april -- reporter on the hill. ,et's go to fredericksburg virginia, republican, also a federal worker. caller: hi. i am with the department of defense, and we have done it numerous options on how to deal with the sequester. the department of defense has been hours with the sequester. it has certainly affected the tempo of our work. i think it is going to severely affect defense workers morale in a lot of ways. this is really ridiculous. both senatorsto from june -- virginia. unless they fix this things, i am not going to vote for them. atm looking very closely how my congressman is handling the situation. anything to doing fix it, i will try and vote him out, also. the congressmen
will be what do we do with this new debt ceiling. that's an issue that's on the horizon for may. they'll have to figure out how to do this. >> host: pete kasperowicz, thanks very much for talking with us. >> guest: sure. anytime. >> and president obama continues his trip to the middle east with a stop in jordan today. the prime minister's meeting with king abdullah, and he'll talk with reporters after that meeting. you can see their comments live at 11:45 eastern on c-span. >> monday night on ifs first ladies," called a bigamist during her husband's 1828 presidential campaign, rachel jackson dies of an apparent heart attack. his niece, emily donaldson, becomes the white house hostess but is later dismissed as fallout from the scandal. and during the next administration, angelica van buren is the hostess for her father-in-law, president martin van buren, who is a widower. we'll include your questions and comments by phone, facebook and twitter live monday night on c-span and c-span3, also on c-span radio and c-span.org. >> coming up next, a panel looks at how the small business community has b
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